I don’t know the first thing about this grind. In fact, I’ve never had a cup of coffee. Jasmine Green tea, that’s for me. Still we meet at Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa. It’s one of his favorite hang outs, and instantly I fell in love with the vibe. Feeling adventurous, I drank an iced mocha. Again I fell in love, hooked, and now can’t wait for my second glass of liquid ice cream.
While sitting around a very cool fire pit, Kevin shared an admission; he’s an analog thinker. He’s uncomfortable with Twitter, and blogging is an overwhelming commitment. I related to all that because expressing opinions feels vulnerable. It’s out of my comfort zone Mix that with trying to keep up with social media and, well, at times I want to let it all go.
Then Kevin talked about coffee, and talk about a transformation. Fear was gone. He became animated, and he wouldn’t shut up about french roast, coffee percolators, and grinding beans. Good Lord the way he talked about coffee I thought he transformed into Bubba, from Forrest Gump, talking about shrimp.
I simply smiled and enjoyed his transformation for I instinctively knew he would be fine. Why? Because Kevin has passion for his project, and passion is a critical element of success.
Brew on Kevin and congratulations. You jumped in, and soon you’ll be hotter than a hot cup of Joe. Enjoy the ride.